The End of Swedish Exceptionalism

  • The center-conservative coalition… dropped one of its main vote-winning policies: tax cuts for those who work.
  • Unemployment is particularly high among young Swedes and immigrants.
  • The increase in economic inequality during the last decade was greater in Sweden than in almost all other OECD countries. 
  • Blue-collar workers and the lower middle class… found themselves on the losing side of a new globalized service and high-tech economy.
  • Sweden has accepted more refugees (and relatives of refugees) than any other European country. The influx from conflict-ridden regions such as the Middle East and North Africa has increased competition for housing and employment.
  • The comparatively generous social benefit system and lack of low-skilled jobs has resulted in a large number of refugees and other immigrants living on welfare.
  • Sparked by discrimination and lack of opportunity, Sweden has also faced the same type of ethnic riots that shook France’s suburbs a few years ago. 

As its metal goes, so goes a nation…


Cool metal tees… This could be your only chance!

One day left!

You know how some rich collectors buy famous, valuable art and hang it in their private homes instead of in public galleries, like ASSHOLES?

That’s how I feel about owning these now. I can’t wear them anymore (too FAT!) so they’re stuck in a closet instead of being worn by beautiful people to beautiful concerts by beautiful bands.

They’re not getting SHARED with the rock community. That’s a damn shame! Please, take them away! WEAR THEM! WEAR THEM OUT!